We were in DCU in Dublin on Saturday where we were amazed to be announced as the ALL Ireland Winners of the points per eligable pupil section of MAthletes 2015. We won a medal for being first in Mayo, A plaque for being first in Connaught and a trophy (which was left in Cork but we are getting soon!) for being first in Ireland. A treble, three in a row, a hat trick of the best sort! And to top it all off, we also won €750 of LearnIT Lego classroom equipment. We are delighted, thank you to everybody who helped organise Mathletes especially Kelly!
Padraic and Aoibheann were yesterday announced as winners of the Group Project of the eircom Junior Spider Awards for their project www.farmsafety4kids.net.
They went to Dublin with Mrs Mangan and Cian and Cameron went too. On the train they met Inver National school and the children from the Gaelscoil in Claremorris. When they got to Dublin they went to Facebook HQ in a mini bus taxi. In Facebook HQ they got to do lots of cool stuff like walking a tightrope, face painting, balloon making, a wind tunnel paper grab and a photo booth. The photo booth was the best fun! Our teacher met our friends in St Peters in Bray and their teacher went in the photo booth with her!! The big kids from secondary school thought they were the coolest teachers ever…..!!!!
After a picnic lunch we had to go to the big room where the awards were to be presented. Mrs Mangan was filming the awards ceremony and she got such a shock and surprise that she dropped the ipad onto her lap! We were amazed to win, its such an honour! Thanks to Eircom, to Facebook HQ, to all the junior spiders team and of course to everyone we met for such a great day!